Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
National Park Service
Sagamore Hill was the family home of our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, his wife Edith and their six children. He built the Queen Anne Shingle style home on 155 acres between 1884 and 1886 and it became known as the “Summer White House” during his Presidency from 1901-1909. In addition to his home, the site contained a working farm with numerous outbuildings, pastures, a garden, orchard, woodlands, a tidal marsh and a beach on Cold Spring Harbor. This “birds-eye view” depicts the siteís structures and landscape features in 1918, approximately one year before Theodore Rooseveltís death. Edith Roosevelt remained in the family home and managed the farm until her death in 1948.
“ . . . fond as I am of the White House . . . there isnít any place in the world like home – like Sagamore Hill, where things are our own . . . and where it is real country.” – Theodore Roosevelt to his daughter Ethel, June 11, 1906
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1. † Theodore Roosevelt Home – take a guided tour through the twenty-three rooms of one of the best-preserved presidential homes in America.
11. † Visitor Center and Bookstore – receive park information, purchase tickets for a guided tour of the Roosevelt Home, and browse educational materials
16. † Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard – enjoy three galleries of exhibits and an audio visual presentation telling the story of TRís fascinating personal and political life.
18. † Nature Trail to Eel Creek Saltmarsh and Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge – experience a .7 mile loop trail on an unspoiled section of North Shore coastline.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 53.179′ N, 73° 29.943′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker can be reached from Sagamore Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (here, next to this marker); From Barn to Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicken House (within shouting distance of this marker); Housing the Staff (within shouting distance of this marker); Farm Tools Helping Feed the Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Garden for Food and Color (about 300 feet away); The Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains an aerial view of Sagamore Hill as it appeared in 1918. The picture indicates the location of the following: Theodore Roosevelt Home, Ice House, Windmill, Carriage House, Tennis Court, Pet Cemetery, Stable and Lodge (destroyed in 1944 fire), Gardenerís Shed, Garden, Farm Shed and Chicken House, Visitor Center (built 1953), New Barn, Hog Pond, Cow Pasture, Apple Orchard, Old Orchard Home (built 1938), Entrance to Nature Trail, and Eel Creek and Cold Spring Harbor.
Also see . . .
1. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of Theodore Roosevelt. The White House website. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912. (Submitted on July 1, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 576 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.